The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; Josh Hart

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#30

Josh Hart

Utah Jazz (Traded To The Los Angeles Lakers)

Bio

DoB: March 6th, 1995 (22)

PoB: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Position/s: Shooting Guard

Height: 1.96m | 6’5

Weight: 98kg | 215lbs

High School: Sidwell Friends School, Bethesda & Washington; D.C.

Colleges: Villanova University | Villanova Wildcats | Big East

Class: Senior

AAU Team: Team Takeover

Major Honours

NCAA Champion | 2016

Big East Tournament Champion | 2015 & 2017

Consensus First-Team All-American | 2017

Tird-Team All-American | 2016

Senior CLASS Award | 2017

Julius Irving Award | 2017

Big East Player of the Year | 2017

Robert V. Geasey Trophy | 2017

First-Team All-Big East | 2016 & 2017

Big East Tournament MOP | 2015 & 2017

Big East Sixth Man of the Year | 2015

Career Stats

Span Team Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2013 – 17 Villanova 146 13.1 51.1 38.9 5.5 1.8 0.3 1.1

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | C-

In Five Words… | In Hindsight, The Biggest Steal…

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; Derrick White

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#29

Derrick White

San Antonio Spurs

Bio

DoB: July 2nd, 1994 (22)

PoB: Parker, Colorado USA

Position/s: Point Guard/ Shooting Guard (Combo Guard)

Height: 1.961m | 6’5

Weight: 91kg | 200lbs

High School: Legend High School, Parker; Colorado

Colleges: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs | UCCS Mountain Lions | RMCA || University of Colorado at Boulder | Colorado Buffaloes | Pac-12

Class: Senior

Major Honours

First-Team All-Pac-12 | 2017

NCAA Division II All-American | 2014 & 2015

First-Team All-RMAC | 2014 & 2015

RMAC Freshman of the Year | 2013

RMAC Tournament MVP | 2015

Career Stats

Span Team Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2012 – 17 Colorado – Colorado Springs & Colorado 119 20.9 49.4 35.0 5.5 4.1 1.6 1.5

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | B

In Five Words… | Them Spurs Unearthed Another Gem…

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; Tony Bradley

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#28

Tony Bradley

Los Angeles Lakers (Traded To The Utah Jazz)

Bio

Full Name: Tony Lee Bradley Jr.

DoB: January 8th, 1998 (19)

PoB: Bartow, Florida; USA

Position/s: Power Forward/ Centre

Height: 2.11m | 6’11

Weight: 109kg | 240lbs

High School: Bartow High School, Bartow; Florida

College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | North Carolina Tar Heels | ACC

Class: Freshman

AAU Team: E1T1

Major Honours

NCAA Champion | 2017

McDonald’s All-American | 2016

Florida Mr. Basketball | 2016

Career Stats

Span Team Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2016 – 17 North Carolina 38 7.1 57.3 0.0 5.1 0.6 0.6 0.3

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | C+

In Five Words… | Rim Protector & Rebound Poacher

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

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